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04 May 2004 @ 11:35 pm
Getting back into the groove  
I had my first fight rehearsal for school days. Mind, I've not picked up a weapon since closing day of Faire last year. And I've put on weight. I'm not as fit as I was - nowhere near, in fact. Quarterstaff is not my best weapon. I just don't have a lot of experience with it, and I know darned well I second guess my fight abilities with weapons I do know.

All that aside, it went well. Dan was remarkably mellow - always a lovely thing. And I'm fighting C. I've only fought her once before (if you don't count my very first joust ground fight), also for a School Days show. We had a rapier/dagger fight that I still look back on with longing. She is just gorgeous, and she moves beautifully. I am fully counting on her to make me look good!

As awkward and mushy and uncoordinated as I felt, it is so very good to be getting back into Faire mode. I love having a weapon in my hand. I love working up a nice sweat from running patterns over and over. I even love the unusual muscle aches the next day. I love that I have an opportunity to do this, and that I get paid for the privilege. I love, and am honoured and humbled, that I work with such tremendously talented people.
I feel: satisfiedsatisfied
I hear: "Reynardine" - John Renbourne Group
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on May 5th, 2004 12:56 am (UTC)
I need that.
I was planning out what additional weekends to go the PARF and I was just thinking that I'm so in need of a faire fix. So it was great to hear about your fight rehearsals.
Just three more months to go...Yeah....
moi: endbeginleaflette on May 5th, 2004 03:49 am (UTC)
Kelly, when does faire start? I'll probably be in New Jersey and New York around the beginning of July.
Kelladyjoust on May 5th, 2004 02:17 pm (UTC)
It opens the first weekend in August. ::sigh::
Stealth Chaos Butterflybunnymcfoo on May 9th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
Keeeellllllyyyyy, I neeeed to tallllk to youuuuu. Like, about maybbbbeeee visiting? Mayyybe?
Helensilawenyai on May 5th, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
*radiates jealousy*

Hrmph. Some people get all the fun.
Kendallmilfsrus on May 5th, 2004 09:08 am (UTC)
Oh man you are way too kind. You so have nothing to worry about. You may not have picked up a weapon since last summer, but you freaking rock.And you're a way better fighter than me, so I've got alot of work to do.
You warrior you.